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The Strathfield local government area is incredibly multicultural, with people from many parts of the world moving to our leafy streets.

The most recent Census in 2016 indicated that 56% of the population was born in countries other than Australia. These countries include India, China, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Philippines and Italy.

Nearly 64% of residents speak a language other than English, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Tamil and Arabic.

Strathfield Council boasts many cultural hotspots including a bounty of Korean restaurants around Strathfield Square, and a mini China Town in Homebush West.

Multicultural programs and events
Language services
Chinese Australian Service Society (CASS)
Tamil Senior Citizens Association
Multicultural programs and events

Chinese Art and Calligraphy

Learn traditional techniques and take your art to the next level.

Location: Strathfield Community Centre, 1B Bates St, Homebush
Details: 1st Class is Calligraphy and painting for beginners, 2nd Class is advanced level
Program run by: Rachael Chen
Contact: 0497 258 899
Cost: Cost varies, contact Rachael

Conversation Club

Weekly class to practice conversational English and learn more about Australia whilst having fun and making new friends.

Location: Strathfield Library & Innovation Hub
Details: Contact Metro Assist for dates and times
Contact: 9746 8217
Cost: Free

Language services

Translating Services

An interpreter service is available to speak to Strathfield Council in your own language through the Translators and Interpreter Service (TIS). Please call 13 14 50 and ask for your language. Then ask to speak with “Strathfield Council” on telephone (02) 9748 9999. Use of this service is the cost of a local call.

Chinese Australian Service Society (CASS)

CASS Care is a community organisation providing a wide range of community services and activities for people residing in Metropolitan Sydney and Wollongong. Their clients come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, in particular, people from the East Asian countries, including Chinese, Koreans, Indonesians and Vietnamese, amongst many other people in the community. Over 3,300 families access our services and activities weekly.

Tamil Senior Citizens Association

The Tamil Senior Citizens Association meets every Thursday at the Strathfield Community Centre and reminiscence on their past, discuss current and future events. Some members hone their skills in hobbies including bridge, chess, scrabble, carom, table tennis, knitting, patchwork, handicrafts and more.